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Huawei E3272 4G Sim Free Dongle Review

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The Huawei E3272 4G dongle is a very easy to use mobile broadband dongle, especially if you’ve a Windows laptop.

A fairly chunky bit of kit, the E3272 plugs into a spare USB port and takes a standard sized SIM card.  It can make use of 2G, 3G or 4G signals to keep you online and so is suitable for home, office or on the go surfing.

Setup is very simple. The dongle is designed to give quick and easy access to the SIM card slot which makes it perfect for globe trotters who want to swap a UK SIM out in favor for a local SIM card for better data rates. The E3272 can also take a memory card, which is equally easy to get to when you remove the main cover..

Huawei E3272 standingPop the cover back on, plug the dongle into a laptop and if you’ve not used it before it’ll get installed. Once completed the E3272 management web page opens up and giving you access to the settings of the SIM (e.g. add a pin lock, force it to use only a specific band such as 3G) and also allows you to send a text message via the dongle by typing on screen.

Internet access will be as good as your SIM card and network strength allows, with signal strength making a big difference to the speed.  You can see in the video below a 2 bar strength 4G connection returned results of under 2Mbps, where as a 4 bar connection returned around 10Mbps!  Interestingly when I ran the same test with the same SIM in my mobile I got slightly faster results, but not by much.

The E3272 dongle offers very easy access to internet on the go. Remember that a SIM card is required and a lot depends on signal strength and service you go for. Get a 4G SIM in a high strength 4G area and you should see some great speeds. Stick to 2G in a weak signal area and it’ll be like you’re on dial up again.

A very easy to use bit of kit for Windows users available from Amazon now: http://amzn.to/1DCMeEz

Huawei E3372h-320 (2020), LTE/4G 150 Mbps USB Dongle, Unlocked to any network, (Genuine UK Warranty stock)- White

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Features

  • Included components: Surfstick

HUAWEI Unlocked E8372h-320 LTE/4G 150 Mbps USB Mobile Wi-Fi Dongle (White) - For use with any sim card worldwide. New 2020 Model. Now Connect 16 Wireless devices

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Features

  • The Huawei E8372h-320 4G/LTE USB Mobile Wi-Fi Dongle is unlocked meaning you can use any SIM card of your choice worldwide.
  • Newest 2020 model. Now connect up to 16 wireless devices. (The older h-153 model only connects 10)
  • Super-fast Download Speeds of 150 Mbps
  • Perfect for the Mobile Internet on the Go, Home, Office or Travel etc.
  • 1 Year Warranty + VAT invoice Provided

Huawei Unlocked E3372h-320 LTE/4G 150 Mbps USB Mobile Broadband Dongle (White) - For use with any sim card worldwide

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Features

  • The Huawei E3372h-320 4G Dongle is UNLOCKED to all networks so use a sim card of your choice
  • Super fast 4G/LTE Download Speeds of up to 150 Mbps & Upload Speeds of 50 Mbps
  • A superb travel companion, have internet access whenever & wherever you want!
  • A stylish, slim and compact design that takes up no space in your bag or pocket
  • Operating Frequencies: 4G/LTE Bands 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz) - 3G/UMTS: 900/2100 MHz - 2G/GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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